'Colbert Report' halts production for unexplained reasons

Stephen Colbert hasn't made any statements publicly about why his show is on pause.

Story highlights

  • A Comedy Central spokesman cites "unforeseen circumstances"
  • The program will air repeat episodes for at least two days this week
Hold the faux breaking news: "The Colbert Report" has suspended production for at least a couple of days.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 16," Steve Albani, a spokesman for Comedy Central, confirmed to CNN.
Albani said the network wouldn't provide any other details.
"Colbert Report abruptly suspends production and I fall into a deep depression. Related?" tweeted actor Josh Adams.
While Stephen Colbert hasn't made any statements publicly he has been active on the social networking site Twitter this week.
On Monday the bespectacled comedian tweeted about new NBA star Jeremy Lin: "Kraft, you can finally top your 'It's Crumbelievable!' campaign with 'It's Lincredible!' You know where to send the checks."
On Thursday, a user on Twitter uploaded a cancellation e-mail, purportedly from the show that informs ticket holders of the suspension.
On ColbertNation.com , a message said, "We're sorry, tickets to The Colbert Report are not available at this time."